Monthly Archives: November 2017

Motivating Teens

Motivation is the reason/s for doing something, factors which make us keen to do something. These reasons can be individual and personal or come from external sources. If learners are motivated then classes are smoother and more productive. For example: … Continue reading

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Starting English School

The Challenges of Starting an English School in Japan Starting English School – When I started my own school, I vowed I would be the best manager I could and have a school teachers would want to teach for. I … Continue reading

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Board Games

Using board games in the classroom is a fun and engaging way of reviewing or practising language communicatively. There are many board games you can create with your learners using blank board game templates. These can be phot ocopied and … Continue reading

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Craft

Craft Children, especially very young children, are physical, tactile and use all their senses to experience the world around them. They need a variety of activities to acquire the language they are presented with: music, games and movement. Research has … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 1

Reading Activities Part 1 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) What knowledge are you using to read this? One thing you are using is your knowledge of the grapho-phonemic relationships of English, i.e. the links between written letters and … Continue reading

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Read Listen Learn

TEACHING RESOURCE – Read Listen Learn provides easy access to a FREE Online Library of affordable, fully illustrated digital EFL, ESL and ESOL graded readers that help people learn English. We enable teachers to provide graded readers to their learners … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips – Drama Activities for Younger Learners

Drama activities provide good practice of the target language, variation in the lesson and, through fun, stimulate the learners. Drama activities provide good practice of the target language and good variation in the lesson. These activities needn’t occur all the … Continue reading

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Board Games help Teachers Reach Bored Students

Four students huddle around a table, brows furrowed, playing a co-operative First World War board game called The Grizzled. One plays the final card, and another lets out a triumphant shout. After 12 attempts, the students have finally beaten the … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Teaching English As A Second Language

The Benefits Of Teaching English As A Second Language Maybe you’re looking for a new career choice, looking for some part time work or wishing you could travel the world and earn money while you do so. Well if that’s … Continue reading

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Writers wanted for I am Hakone

Writers wanted for I am Hakone! Practice your English and earn money at the same time! I am Hakone needs writers in English and Japanese or both, if you can write in both languages. Read More

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